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Will SARS-CoV-2 become endemic?

By |2020-11-03T12:01:22+00:00November 3rd, 2020|

Reinfection, in which an individual is subject to multiple, distinct infections from the same virus species throughout their lifetime, is a salient feature of many respiratory viruses. Indeed, the persistence and ubiquity in human society of common respiratory viruses—including influenza viruses, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), rhinovirus, and the endemic coronaviruses—are largely due to their ability [...]

Spain West Nile virus outbreak prompts CDC travel notice

By |2020-11-03T12:01:22+00:00November 3rd, 2020|

Spain health authorities are reporting an outbreak of West Nile virus (WNV). The outbreaks, first reported in early August, have been recorded in  Sevilla, Cádiz, and Huelva provinces (Andalucía region), and Badajoz province (Extremadura region). Through October 8, a total of 75 WNV cases (40 confirmed and 35 probable), of which 56 cases presented neurological symptoms [...]

Kidney disease tied to high death rates in COVID patients

By |2020-11-03T12:01:19+00:00November 3rd, 2020|

COVID-19 patients who have chronic kidney disease (CKD) or develop coronavirus-related kidney injury in the intensive care unit (ICU) face higher odds of death than their otherwise-healthy peers, according to a study published late last week in Anaesthesia. Led by researchers at Imperial College London, the retrospective study involved 372 adult COVID-19 patients in four ICUs in the United [...]

Asymptomatic and Presymptomatic Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection Rates in a Multistate Sample of Skilled Nursing Facilities

By |2020-11-03T12:01:19+00:00November 3rd, 2020|

Asymptomatic transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) may be a major contributing factor in skilled nursing facility (SNF) outbreaks. However, limited knowledge exists regarding the prevalence of asymptomatic and presymptomatic infection in this setting. Although an estimated 40% to 45% of SARS-CoV-2 infections in the general population are asymptomatic at time of [...]

COVID: women are less likely to put themselves in danger

By |2020-11-03T12:01:18+00:00November 3rd, 2020|

The increased adherence of women to Coronavirus policies may be one of the reasons for the lower vulnerability and mortality that they experienced, compared to men, in the early phase of the epidemic. “Policy makers who promote a new normality made of reduced mobility, face masks and other behavioral changes,” says Vincenzo Galasso, one of [...]

Natural Antivirals: Foods, Herbs, Spices, and Nutrients

By |2020-11-03T12:01:13+00:00November 3rd, 2020|

Natural antivirals as herbs, foods, and nutrients are tools that you can use to help keep healthy.  At the root of almost all immune function is gut health, and because of this, what you eat and what you put in our body has a tremendous potential to help or hurt your immune health. In other words, your [...]

A Cycling Studio in Canada Triggered a 72-Person COVID-19 Outbreak — Here’s What to Know

By |2020-11-03T12:01:12+00:00November 3rd, 2020|

Despite following COVID-19 protocols, indoor cycling classes at a Spinco fitness studio have triggered a coronavirus outbreak of at least 72 people in Ontario, Canada, public health officials say. As many as 100 staff, clients, and family members may have been exposed, CNN reported. The Spinco studio had just reopened in Hamilton, Ontario, in July, and was adhering [...]

World’s COVID-19 cases top 40 million

By |2020-11-03T12:01:12+00:00November 3rd, 2020|

The global number of COVID-19 cases passed 40 million today, led by a deepening situation in Europe and a steady rise in cases—and clashes within the Trump Administration—in the United States. Call for solidarity as Northern Hemisphere heats up At a World Health Organization (WHO) media briefing today, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, said rising cases in [...]

Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup

By |2020-11-03T12:01:12+00:00November 3rd, 2020|

If you love the taste of stuffed bell peppers but not all the prep, you’ll love this easy take! Instead of having to hollow out the peppers, we chopped them up (on the large side, for more texture) and stirred them into a flavorful soup along with ground beef, rice and canned tomatoes. Top it [...]